Earlier this month, the Ontario Hostelry Institute (OHI) announced their annual Gold Award Winners. We are especially excited to congratulate Executive Chef Jason Bangerter from Langdon Hall who was honoured with this year�s Chef Gold Award!
Other 2017 Gold Award honourees include Ameer Wakil, CEO of White Oaks Resort in Niagara, Craig Youdale, Dean of the Canadian Food and Wine Institute at Niagara College, and Owen Roberts of the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists and the University of Guelph.
The honourees were announced on February 2nd by OHI Chair Dr. J. Charles Grieco. The recipients were chosen by collaborative process involving past Gold Awardees.
Since 2013, Chef Bangerter has been at the helm of the Feast On-designated restaurant at Langdon Hall as Executive Chef. His culinary philosophy is inspired by the beautiful, seasonal bounty of the region as his innovative dishes feature much of the wild produce growing on the property and in the kitchen gardens.
?It is a privilege to be honoured by the OHI and be in the company of leaders that instill a sense of excellence, hospitality and dedication to our industry,? says Chef Bangerter. ?I have had the opportunity to work alongside and learn from some of Ontario�s best industry leaders and I strive to be that leader for my team at Langdon Hall every day.?
Chef Bangerter also sets a leading example with his use of responsible, sustainable practices. He has worked alongside some of the world�s most notable chefs and his commitment to his work is reflective of his influence in the Canadian and International culinary industries.
Langdon Hall Country House Hotel and Spa is no stranger to the OHI Awards. Langdon Hall owners William Bennett & Mary Beaton were awarded the Hotelier Gold Award in 2002. For over 30 years, their passion, success and commitment to leadership in the hospitality industry has been inspiring. They will strive for continued excellence in the future and help pave the way for more industry professionals.
Chef Bangerter has also been honoured with:
Rising Chef Award, Paris, France, Relais & Chateaux
Gold Medal, Good Food Innovation Awards, University of Guelph
Chef Bangerter and all honourees will be recognized at the 2017 Gold Awards Dinner held on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Toronto.